Top Industry Exhibitors Bring New Technology, On-Site Demonstrations to GOA 2013January 23, 2013
At booth #1135, Esko demonstrates a wide array of software solutions addressing artwork, management, design and prepress, color management, workflow automation and process integration—for commercial print, wide format and packaging. Esko Suite 12 introduces new productivity and efficiency benefits.
The new Kongsberg i-XN24, a highly versatile and productive digital finishing system, can be configured for the widest range of applications; from kiss-cutting to packaging mockups, heavy-duty milling, and simple to complex flexo plate cutting with ID marking.
Visitors can also learn about PantoneLIVE™ support. PantoneLIVE™ within Esko's workflows delivers an end-to-end color management and color communication solution.
Rollem will preview the 2D Automatic Finisher in GOA booth #409. The 2D Finisher is an entry-level, bi-directional slitting, scoring and perforating system for finishing multiple-up photo cards, greeting cards, mailers and postcards. This system eliminates the need for guillotine cutting and extra manpower, while delivering 100 percent accurate trimming and scoring on digitally printed products. Rollem will also display the multi-function Auto-4 CPS Numbering, Perforating, Scoring and Slitting system. The multiple numbering feature places up to 40 numbers on a single sheet. The computer control offers job recall at the touch of a button, and also offers batch counting features.
Nilpeter, booth #555 and sponsor of The FlexoZone, brings the state-of-the-art version of the industry's quality workhorse, the FB-3, to GOA. In the FB-3, the latest technology is integrated into a new, ground-up designed platform. The ergonomically designed printing stations include 5 servos for complete automation of all adjustments including job save, job load, and job change; as well as pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load.
The dual axis servo transport system ensures that the FB-3 will continually deliver the highest level of print reproduction, as well as unparalleled registration performance. Other features include Nilpeter's CLEANINKING system, quick-release anilox rollers, and plate cylinders, which combine with the available quick-change Revolver diecutting system to make the FB-3 a natural addition to any lean printing environment.
Zund America, Inc., booth #571, is exhibiting the versatile and cost-effective digital cutting/routing system built for 24/7 production, the G3. The G3 M-1600, with an active cutting area of 52x63˝, will be on display in the Wide Format Print Shop Live! As is the case with all Zund machines, this smallest of eleven G3 models can be equipped with a wide range of modular tools for kiss-cutting, through-cutting, oscillating and rotary cutting, creasing/scoring, and v-cutting; as well as 2D and 3D routing of materials up to 2˝ thick.
MGI will showcase the new JETvarnish 3D inkjet spot UV coater in booth #723. The JETvarnish 3D gives graphics professionals a dual set of tools to increase profitability—traditional flat spot UV coating, and new 3D raised effects—together for the first time, in one production unit.
Also on display will be MGI's flagship Meteor DP8700 XL multi-substrate digital press, featuring a wide range of compatible substrates (paper, plastics & envelopes), sheet sizes up to 13x40˝ in production, laser-safe prints and no click charges.
Lithco is a manufacturer, master distributor and blanket converter—and now the home of Gaebel rulers. See a comprehensive selection of pre-press, press and bindery supplies available from one source at Lithco booth #514. Lithco will offer show specials on magnifiers, Pantone, Gaebel rulers, micrometers, Correct-A-Plate Pens, Myron L meters, and more.
Coastal Business Supplies
Coastal Business Supplies features the new wide format 42˝ Mutoh RJ-900X at GOA booth #1400. This newly upgraded model is ideal for everyday sublimation transfer printing for apparel, banners, hard-surface substrates and more, due to its superior line sharpness, continuous tones, and smooth transitions in its photo-quality prints. The new model features high-print speeds and improved paper handling capability, as well as Intelligent Interweave technology to eliminate banding.
AFINIA, a division of Microboards Technology, will be showing the L801 Label Printer at GOA 2013 in booth #1154. Based on market-changing inkjet technology from Memjet, the L801 is positioned to bridge the gap between high-speed and desktop-printing applications by putting variable, full-color print in the hands of a wide range of users.
MultiCam® Inc., booth #343, is enhancing the digital finishing market with three affordable, easy-to-use, Computerized Numeric Control (CNC) cutting solutions that route, knife cut, crease and perforate at speeds up to 7000 IPM. The EZ Knife® is an automatic knife-changing system that supports rotary, kiss-cut, drag, angle-knife, oscillating and ultrasonic cutting. MultiCam's exclusive MultiVision™ digital camera/software-based registration system recognizes fiducials visually, aligns images, and automatically corrects distortion and rotation.
Limited exhibitor space for GOA 2013 is still available. Those interested may contact Beth Mendez, at: (800) 331-0461, Ext. 135; or Rick Brunsman, Ext. 116.
For more information about GOA 2013, visit: www.goa2013.com, or call: 1-800-331-0461.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32822. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit: www.flprint.org.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 38th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest, annual, combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a unique event attracting over 8,100 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and all corners of the world. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit: www.goa2013.com.